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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

PSU yearbook staff receives top award

The Pittsburg State University Kanza yearbook staff has been recognized by the College Media Advisers and Associated Collegiate Press as producing one of the top college yearbooks in the country.

The students traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to attend the organization’s annual fall convention. There, they received a Pacemaker Finalist Award for their work on the university’s 2006 yearbook. The PSU students were one of only 13 college yearbook staffs in the country (including schools of all sizes and divisions) to receive the award.

“Our staff every year just wants to publish the best yearbook it can for the students, faculty and staff,” said Gerard Attoun, adviser to the publication. “That they get outside recognition for their work is a nice affirmation, but the best reward is the good response the book receives from the campus community.”

The Kanza staff has been the recipient of multiple awards this year. In April, the group won the Silver Medalist Award from the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press. The Collegio student newspaper staff, many of whom contribute to the production of Kanza, also took home a Gold Medalist Award at the same conference. In total, both groups were honored with 85 individual awards at the KACP event.

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